Looking to sell your home soon? Here are some tips to follow to make that home sale happen:
One – Don’t Hang Around
When it comes time for an open house or a showing, one of the worst things you can do is to linger in your home. The last thing would-be buyers want to do is interact with you when they are viewing your home. It can be awkward and uncomfortable for you and them. (That’s why you hire a real estate agent who can answer questions, get a feel for interest, and candidly address issues.)
Two – Keep It Simple and Free of Clutter
You want potential home buyers to imagine there is plenty of space throughout your home – from the cupboards, cabinets, closets and garage. Keeping your home free of clutter while it is for sale is a key step. It can be exhausting to keep a home tidy for every showing, but it’s important to do so.
Three – Be Realistic with Pricing
Real estate agents utilize comparative market analyses for a reason: this information helps set the expectations that the price of your home is in range to homes of similar age and size. Sellers sometimes feel as though they can get a hefty price for their beloved home. Setting prices realistically allows you to sell the home quickly at a market-determined price.
Four – Don’t Over-Improve
When it’s about time to put your home on the market, sellers may be tempted to scramble to make many home improvements they’ve been putting off. In many cases, discretion is the key. Some improvements may not result in the financial gains you’re hoping for and other changes may not be necessary if the buyers like things the way they are. Talk to your real estate agent first before making any updates.
Five – Make a Plan and Stick to It
Working with your real estate agent is important when developing a strategy for selling your home. What features should be highlighted? What sales price is reasonable? If the home doesn’t sell within a particular period of time, what will be the next step? While some things may need to be adjusted on the fly, it’s better to have a comprehensive selling plan that is decided well before the listing hits the market.
Six – Don’t Try To Hide It
If you think you can conceal major issues, you’re wrong. It’s likely that a home inspector will find both the underlying issue – and the cover-up. Nothing turns off a potential buyer more quickly than a sense of deception.
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